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'Enforcement Commissioner' Aguilar Weighs in on State of SEC's Enforcement Efforts

Bruce Carton | October 31, 2013

Back in 2009, it struck me that although he had only held his post for eight months, SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar was the commissioner who seemed to consistently demonstrate the greatest interest in enforcement issues through his speeches and public statements. I dubbed him, therefore, the "Enforcement Commissioner."

Commissioner Aguilar testified in his renomination hearing in 2011 that he immediately focused heavily on the enforcement program when he joined the Commission in 2008 because at that time of financial crisis and Madoff revelations, it clearly needed to be focused on. (Still, he testified, he found it strange to be "tagged by a ...

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